Carpless in Atlanta

by | Nov 10, 2023 | fly fishing Atlanta for carp

Currier-Kane-flyfishingI’m in flight now headed back home from my quick jaunt down to Atlanta to speak to the fly fishing club.  It was a great trip.  My show went awesome and I got to catch shoal bass yesterday and chase carp this morning.  Friend and this week’s host, Austin Kane, got us on the water with his friend Cope Walker to fish some flats on the outskirts of Atlanta.


carpThere was a weather change.  Yesterday was shorts and t-shirts but today we wore sweatshirts and rain gear.  We launched Copes Hog Island Boat from a scenic park full of dog walkers and baby carriages.  Cope and Austin poled me along for a few hours but unfortunately we saw only one carp and the intelligent and clever fish disappeared before I got a cast.


Currier-carpWe called it after about two hours on the water.  That’s about when the rain picked up.  No need to get all my stuff wet just before flying home when the fish weren’t around.  And I need to save some shoulder bullets every chance I get.


Austin-KaneI won’t get to Duluth till midnight then home around 1:30 am.  It’s a slow drive at night with all the deer in WI.  Next cast could be for musky this week or could be in the jungles of Borneo next.  Stay tuned for some big medicine starting soon!


fish-beer-steinsIn the meantime, please visit my webstore for “Christmas Gifts for the Angler that has Everything” and stuff those stockings with my fish decals from “Pescador on the Fly”.

Jeff Currier Global Fly Fishing


Welcome to the Blog of Jeff Currier!

Contact Jeff

I started fly fishing at age 7 in the lakes and ponds of New England cutting my teeth on various sunfish, bass, crappie and stocked trout. I went to Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin, where I graduated with a Naturalist Degree while I discovered new fishing opportunities for pike, muskellunge, walleyes and various salmonids found in Lake Superior and its tributaries.

From there I headed west to work a few years in the Yellowstone region to simply work as much as most people fish and fish as much as most people work. I did just that, only it lasted over 20 years working at the Jack Dennis Fly Shop in Jackson, WY where I departed in 2009. Now it’s time to work for "The Man", working for myself that is.

I pursue my love to paint fish, lecture on every aspect of fly fishing you can imagine and host a few trips to some of the most exotic places you can think of. My ultimate goal is to catch as many species of fish on fly possible from freshwater to saltwater, throughout the world. I presently have taken over 440 species from over 60 countries!